Pool Safe Gains Hospitality Veteran as Its New Executive Chairman and Provides Corporate Update
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - August 30, 2022) - Pool Safe Inc. (TSXV: POOL) ("Pool Safe" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Mr. Nils Kravis has been appointed as Executive Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. David Berger, former Executive Chairman, will continue in his role as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the Company.
Mr. Kravis is an accomplished senior executive with deep and diverse experience in developing people, culture, and brands within the hospitality industry. Mr. Berger, Chief Executive Officer of Pool Safe stated that, "we are truly pleased that Nils has agreed to become Pool Safe's Executive Chairman. His leadership and extensive marketing experience in the hospitality industry will be of significant benefit as Pool Safe continues to grow and expand its client base."
"I have been following Pool Safe for several years and believe now is the ideal time for me to join the team," stated Mr. Kravis. "My expertise and experience in the hospitality industry, specifically around expansion and growth is extremely timely at this stage of Pool Safe's evolution. Brand building and marketing are an imperative now that the Company has established a successful operating base," added Mr. Kravis.
Mr. Kravis led and managed Kelsey's International Inc., a former Toronto Stock Exchange listed company, and successfully steered their expansion from 30 to 214 locations, increasing sales from $56 to $240 million. Mr. Kravis and his team were awarded Canada's Restaurant Company of the Year in 2001. In addition, he was recognized by his industry and was awarded the Gold Award of Excellence as Canada's Top Foodservice Executive in 2014. As the former president, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of numerous organizations, Mr. Kravis has held many functional roles within various organizations. Mr. Kravis has managed companies with teams from as small as five to as large as 12,500 employees. He is a 30-year member of the Young Presidents' Organization and has also been an active member of their hospitality network.
The appointment of Mr. Kravis as Executive Chairman and Director of the Company is subject to TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") approval.
Further to the Company's press release dated July 13, 2022, the Company wishes to announce that part of the use of proceeds from the non-brokered debenture financing (the "Offering") will be utilized by the Company for sales and lead generation, branding, and the development of the Company's new customer relationship management program, website, and systems.
For fiscal 2022, the Company projects that it will produce and deliver 430 new PoolSafe units by the end of the third fiscal quarter and enter into approximately 400 additional revenue sharing agreements ("RSAs") by year end. Assuming the Company closes on the entire Offering, the Company projects it can enter into over 3,000 additional RSAs by the end of fiscal 2023 and under the same assumptions, the Company projects a potential doubling of its 2023 RSA projections by the end of fiscal 2024.
Assuming the Company can achieve its unit projections highlighted above and close on the entire Offering, the Company believes it can realize incremental revenues of over $3,000,000 by the end of fiscal 2023 and approximately $10,000,000 by the end of fiscal 2024. This rapid growth should enable the Company to achieve a positive net income of over $300,000 by the end of fiscal 2023 and almost $4,000,000 by the end of fiscal 2024.
In addition to RSAs, the Company will seek additional avenues to monetize through: (i) a PoolSafe application; (ii) mining and data analytics; and (iii) branding and customization opportunities.
ABOUT POOL SAFE
Pool Safe designs, develops and distributes a product known as the 'PoolSafe', which functions as a multi-purpose personal poolside attendant. The PoolSafe is designed to provide safety, convenience, and peace of mind for hotels, resorts, waterparks, and cruise ship guests. Functions include lockable safe, solar-powered charger for USB compatible electronic devices including phones and tablets, in addition to a server call-button, a beverage cooler and holders. Conveniently located alongside pool or beach lounge chairs, PoolSafe is a unique way of providing vacationers with a comforting sense of security for their belongings, while they enjoy their vacation.
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Mr. Steven Glaser
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
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Forward-looking information in this press release are based on certain assumptions and expected future events, namely: current and future members of management will abide by the Company's business objectives and strategies as established by the Company; the Company will retain and supplement its Board of Directors and management, or otherwise engage consultants and advisors having knowledge of the industries (or segments thereof) within which the Company may from time to time participate; the Company will have sufficient working capital and the ability to obtain the financing required in order to develop and continue its business and operations; the Company will continue to attract, develop, motivate and retain highly qualified and skilled consultants and/or employees, as the case may be; no adverse changes will be made to the regulatory framework governing taxes and all other applicable matters in the jurisdictions in which the Company conducts business and any other jurisdiction in which the Company may conduct business in the future; the Company will be able to generate cash flow from operations; the Company will be able to execute on its business strategy as anticipated; the Company will be able to meet the requirements necessary to obtain and/or maintain authorizations required to conduct the business; general economic, financial, market, regulatory, and political conditions, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, will not negatively affect the Company or its business; the Company will be able to successfully compete in the industry; the Company will be able to effectively manage anticipated and unanticipated costs; the Company will be able to maintain internal controls over financial reporting and disclosure, and procedures in order to ensure compliance with applicable laws; the Company will be able to conduct its operations in a safe, efficient and effective manner; general market conditions will be favourable with respect to the Company's future plans and goals; future pricing of the Company's products; the Company will reach the anticipated sales from continuing operations; the Company will complete the Offering; the Company's will use of the net proceeds from the Offering and/or any future offering as outlined herein and in the Company's public disclosures; the Company will hit its forecasted revenue and sales projections; the Company will make meaningful increases to its revenue profile; the Company will continue to increase its revenue; the Company will add the number of additional PoolSafe units the Company proposes to add to the Company's business and remaining on a positive growth trajectory; and the Company closing on the entire Offering.
These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including but not limited to: the Company's inability to attract and retain qualified members of management to grow the Company's business and its operations; unanticipated changes in economic and market conditions (including changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic) or in applicable laws; the impact of the publications of inaccurate or unfavourable research by securities analysts or other third parties; the Company's failure to complete future acquisitions and/or enter into strategic business relationships; interruptions or shortages in the supply of necessary materials required for the Company's operations; unanticipated changes in the industry and jurisdictions within which the Company may from time to time conduct its business and operations, including the Company's inability to respond or adapt to such changes; the Company's inability to secure or maintain favourable revenue sharing arrangements or the required authorizations necessary to conduct the business and operations and meet its targets; the Company's inability to secure desirable revenue sharing arrangements on favourable terms; risks relating to projections of the Company's operations; the Company's inability to effectively manage unanticipated costs and expenses, including costs and expenses associated with product recalls and judicial or administrative proceedings against the Company; risk of shortages of or price increases in key inputs, suppliers and skilled labor; risk of loss of intellectual property rights; risks that the Company may not expand its product portfolio past its current contemplated product offering; the Company's failure to utilize the use of proceeds from the Offering and/or any future offering as expected and/or disclosed; risk that the Company will not reach the anticipated sales from continuing operations; risk that the Company will not hit its forecasted revenue and sales projections; risk that the Company will be unable to increase its revenue profile and that it will decease and/or plateau; risk that the Company will be unable to add the number of additional PoolSafe units the Company proposes to add to the Company's business and remaining on a positive growth trajectory; and risk that the Company will be unable to close on the entire Offering.
Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated.
Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement and reflect the Company's expectations as of the date hereof and are subject to change thereafter. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise or to explain any material difference between subsequent actual events and such forward-looking information, except as required by applicable law.
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Importantly, the FOFI contained in this press release are, or may be, based upon certain additional assumptions that management believes to be reasonable based on the information currently available to management, including, but not limited to, assumptions about: (i) the future pricing for the Company's products, (ii) the future market demand and trends within the jurisdictions in which the Company may from time to time conduct the Company's business, (iii) the Company's ongoing inventory levels, and operating cost estimates, (iv) the Company's net proceeds from the Offering, (v) the Company adding the number of additional PoolSafe units the Company proposes to add to the Company's business, (vi) the Company utilizing the net proceeds from the Offering as disclosed herein and in the Company's public disclosures, and (vii) the Company closing on the entire Offering.
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